TRIPOLI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Friday reported 672 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily rise in infections in the country so far.
The center said in a statement that it received a total of 3,812 suspected samples, of which 672 were tested positive, adding that 54 patients have newly recovered and eight more died.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 16,445, including 1,910 recoveries and 262 deaths, the center confirmed.
A series of precautionary measures against COVID-19 has been taken by the Libyan authorities since the first case was announced in March, which include closing the country's borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.
China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country's pandemic battle.